April 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its CEO and President Jason Oxman in reaction to the new Declaration on the Future of the Internet:

“ITI supports the Declaration on the Future of the Internet’s call to action to work with global partners who actively support an internet that is open, interoperable, reliable, and secure. Many governments are advancing a range of policies that restrict the movement of information, goods, and services under the guise of data protection, data sovereignty, cybersecurity, government access to data, or industrial policy," said ITI’s CEO and President Jason Oxman. “Cross-border movement of data and information and communications technology (ICT) goods and services is fundamental to enabling robust democratic engagement in the digitalized global economy and in countering digital authoritarianism and protectionism that threatens innovation and free speech. The tech industry supports the co-signatories’ shared vision of promoting open, non-discriminatory policies based on rigorous and objective criteria, recognizes existing efforts on internet freedom taking place with allies globally, and appreciates the United States' leadership in driving the Declaration forward.”

Public Policy Tags: Data & Privacy